writing

Dropping A Line

DROPPING A LINE

I
used
to send
handwritten
notes, letters and cards.
Now it is texts, emails and snaps.
Instant communication has taken the place of
putting pen to paper–the lost
art can give someone
the instant
feeling
of
love.

2019-04-23
P. Wanken

Shared at Poetic Asides

For Example…

FOR EXAMPLE…

One
needs
to look
no further
than Walt Wojtanik
for the definition of true
dedication to the art of writing poetry.

Thank you, Walt, for all ways being ready with a word
of encouragement, offering
a prompt to start us,
or a nudge
to write
more
words.

2019-04-11
P. Wanken

Shared at Poetic Asides

Walt was among my first fans and source of encouragement when I started writing poetry in 2010. He and Marie Good formed “Poetic Bloomings” which was a regular spot for me to get prompts and pointers. Walt’s presence at Poetic Asides (long before I stepped onto the “Street”) has proven to be an example of what it means to let the words flow–both in poetry and in the encouragement of poets. Thank you, Walt!

Poetic Path

POETIC PATH

My poetic journey is nearing its seventh year mark. It began as my fingers walked over the keyboard, composing the first entry on my shiny new blog. I was surprised more than anyone when what my eyes saw forming on the screen was more like poetry than prose. I suppose the poetic words that danced in my head as a child were always there inside, but decades of dormancy were ended that day (as I sat with my laptop in a waiting room for jurors). My words have since Whirl’d me on a poetic path through gardens and cyber pubs, down poetic streets and back again. And I will be forever grateful for the friends (nay, family) I’ve met along the way.

celebrating words
by writing even more words ~
my poetry blooms

2017-10-13
P. Wanken

 Shared at Poems of Garden Gnomes